WhatsApp Could Be Coming to Windows 10 Desktops
Facebook owned messaging app WhatsApp is reportedly working on desktop app for Windows 10 with Microsoft. Although there is a web app available for desktops but it lacks voice and video call features. Whatsapp is one of the few apps which was regularly updated for windows phones but they have pulled the plug on windows 7.
The story was picked up when concept art of the project showed up on Behance but was removed immediately as reported by Windows Central. The project description was “WhatsApp is a free cross-platform app owned by Facebook. You can make video calls and send text messages, voice messages, documents, and user locations. I have been supporting the team with porting WhatsApp from Silverlight to UWP. We want them to bring their app to Windows 10 desktop and integrate unique Windows 10 features like Ink and Fluent Design. The project had [a] successful result which led to WhatsApp partnering with Microsoft, and we earned high praise from the WhatsApp team.”
This will be a UWP app or Universal Windows Platform app which will work on both phones and desktops running Windows 10. Since these were just concept arts there is a very big possibility that this project will never be completed but this confirms one thing that Microsoft and WhatsApp are working together on something.